At Village Church, our vision is to be a church that is for God, for the Church, for the city and for the world. Our mission is to glorify God by making, growing and sending disciples of Jesus Christ. We can do this through a variety of ways. We gather. We worship. We preach. We love. We equip. We send. Then, we repeat.
Visiting a new church can be intimidating, so we want to make your first visit as worry-free as possible. Here’s what you can typically expect with us at Village.
We would love to meet and welcome you. One of our greeters will get some info from you so we can follow up later at your convenience. They will have information about Village as well as answer questions you might have when you get here. Our gatherings start at 10:30 but come early for some great coffee from our friends at Likewise Coffee!
We have rooms for ages birth-third grade unless it is the first Sunday of the month. On First Sunday, we have our elementary aged kids in the gathering with us. Check-in only takes a few minutes for first-time guests. We will print out a name tag for all the kids and a pick-up ticket for parents. We've tried to keep it fast, safe and simple!
When the word of Christ dwells in us, it leads to us singing with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Colossians 3:16). All of our worship songs are God-directed (they are sung to God), Jesus-centered (they are founded on Jesus) and congregationally-accessible (they are led by our worship leaders in a way that the whole church can participate).
We have 7elders who mainly share the teaching schedule. They will talk a lot about Jesus from the Bible, who He is, what He's done and how He still impacts our lives today. The goal for every message is that the Bible uses the pastor to preach its message, not the pastor using the Bible to preach his message. We use the Christian Standard Version of the Bible. If you don't have that version we'll give you a free one as our gift so you can follow along. We also have several Bibles in different languages as well - Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Romanian.
We need God’s help for everything, and we acknowledge this by praying to Him: prayers of praise, of confession, of thanksgiving and of need. If you pray all the time, we invite you to pray with us. If you are not comfortable with praying yet, that is ok! Just listen in when we pray and when you feel ready you can pray with us. Because we desire to be a multiethnic church, we will sometimes have people pray in their heart language. This shows the bigness of God and it builds unity in our church.